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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Vietnams peacekeeping force wins high appreciation Vietnam’s peacekeeping force wins high appreciation
The peacekeeping force of Vietnam has made considerable contributions over the past years, which have won the recognition and high evaluation from the United Nations and international friends, thereby helping to promote the country’s stature and prestige in the region and the world.
PCI 2020: Local authorities urged to improve transparency accountability PCI 2020: Local authorities urged to improve transparency, accountability
The report on Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) in 2020 acknowledged efforts in administrative reform of all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities, but the business circle still wants local administrations at all levels to further improve their transparency and accountability.
Vietnam assumes UNSC Presidency for second time in 2020-2021 tenure Vietnam assumes UNSC Presidency for second time in 2020-2021 tenure
Vietnam on April 1 began activities in its capacity as President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for April, the second and last time the country has assumed the post during its 2020-2021 tenure as a non-permanent member.
Citizen protection prioritized in Vietnams external policy: Spokesperson Citizen protection prioritized in Vietnam’s external policy: Spokesperson
Citizen protection is a priority in Vietnam’s external policy in particular as well as in the policies of the country’s Party and State in general, according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
CPTPP benefits Vietnam-Canada trade ties: experts CPTPP benefits Vietnam-Canada trade ties: experts
Vietnam and Canada have enjoyed robust trade ties thanks to opportunities brought by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that took effect in Vietnam from January 14, 2019, heard a conference held in Hanoi on March 23.
CPI in February highest in 8 years CPI in February highest in 8 years
Vietnam’s consumer price index in February was up 1.52 percent over the previous month and 0.7 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture
Located in Vietnam’s northwestern region, Son La province borders Yen Bai and Lai Chau provinces to the north, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho provinces to the east, Dien Bien province to the west, and Thanh Hoa province and Laos’ Houaphanh province to the south with a borderline of 250 kilometers.
Increasing signatory authorities of international agreements to meet practical needs Increasing signatory authorities of international agreements to meet practical needs
The Law on International Agreements was passed by the National Assembly last November. On this occasion, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Law Drafting Board, granted an interview to the The gioi va Viet Nam (World and Vietnam) newspaper on new regulations as well as solutions for efficient implementation of the Law.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement
In early June this year, students of the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, a public university managed by the Ministry of Education and Training, were shocked to hear that the tuition fee for the 2020-21 academic year will increase to VND 30-70 million (around USD 1,300-3,000), a significant hike from the average fee level of VND 13 million applied in the previous academic year.

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